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How to find the lowest and highest 5 values in a list in Excel?

For a list of score in Excel, you may need to identify the highest and lowest 5 values in order to have a comparison among them. With this tutorial, you will learn how to find the lowest and highest 5 values in a list.

Find the highest 5 values in a list in Excel
Find the lowest 5 values in a list in Excel


Find the highest 5 values in a list in Excel

Supposing the values are in range A2:A16, please do as follows for finding the highest 5 values step by step.

1. Select cell B2, copy and paste formula =LARGE(A$2:A$16,ROWS(B$2:B2)) into the formula bar, then press the Enter key. See screenshot:

2. Select cell B2, drag the fill handle down to cell B6, then the five highest values are showing.


Find the lowest 5 values in a list in Excel

After finding the highest five values, we will show you the formula of finding the lowest five values in a list as follows.

1. Select cell C2, copy and paste formula =SMALL(A$2:A$16,ROWS(C$2:C2)) into the Formula Bar, and then press the Enter key.See screenshot:

2. The same as above, now you need to drag the fill handle from cell C2 to cell C6 to get the five lowest values in the list.

Note: Change the cell range in the formula to the range of your list.


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Good day I need some help please. I have created a breakdown report that we use at work to capture our daily tasks. I need to find at the end of the week the top 3 breakdowns from this list. Not just the times, but if possible to show me the complete top 3 rows with all the info in it. Please contact me and I can send a copy of my workbook to see what I need to do. Regards Morne Hanekom Grupo Antolin Maintenance Supervisor
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